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Fernando Botero

1932 - Today

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Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, Botero came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Botero has received more than 1,686,949 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Fernando Botero is the 146th most popular painter (up from 150th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Colombia and the most popular Colombian Painter.

Fernando Botero is most famous for his paintings and sculptures of people and animals, which are often exaggerated and distorted in shape.

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Among painters, Fernando Botero ranks 146 out of 1,421Before him are Théodore Rousseau, André Derain, Alexandre Cabanel, Robert Campin, Jean Dubuffet, and Hugo van der Goes. After him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Filippino Lippi, Otto Dix, Lavinia Fontana, Utamaro, and Gentile Bellini.

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Among people born in 1932, Fernando Botero ranks 21Before him are Roh Tae-woo, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Anouk Aimée, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, and Sylvia Plath. After him are Víctor Jara, Pat Morita, Raisa Gorbacheva, Gerhard Richter, Miriam Makeba, and Camilo Cienfuegos.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Fernando Botero ranks 3 out of 306Before him are Pablo Escobar (1949) and Gabriel García Márquez (1927). After him are Shakira (1977), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), César Gaviria (1947), René Higuita (1966), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), Carlos Valderrama (1961), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), and Rodrigo Lara (1946).

Among PAINTERS In Colombia

Among painters born in Colombia, Fernando Botero ranks 1